Approved Document B: Fire Safety – Volumes 1 & 2
Approved Documents provide guidance on how to meet the building regulations.
Part B contains guidance on fire safety, including means of escape, fire spread, structural fire protection and fire service access.
First published 7 December 2010.
The Approved Document can be downloaded below, with volume 1 covering dwellings and volume 2 covering buildings other than dwellings (including flats). Additional guidance can be found at the foot of the page.
Approved Document B: Fire Safety Volume 1: Dwellings.
N.B. There are amendments to this document that should be used alongside it.
Approved Document B: Fire Safety Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellings
N.B. There are amendments to this document that should be used alongside it:
LABC Technical Guidance
Technical guide: Guide to means of escape from existing dwellings with four or more storeys (being updated)